Jaz. Is. Pissed. She and Vayl had been operating like a couple of finely carved gears…until now. Just as they’re arriving in Morocco to secure an ancient artifact that must carve the name of Jaz’s possessor into the gates of hell if he’s to be vanquished, Vayl wakes up calling Jaz by another woman’s name. And it’s not even a good one. But since any form of argument transforms Vayl into an unholy terror, Jaz is forced to play along until she and the gang can figure out what kind of power has so vastly altered his perceptions.
On arriving in Morocco to find the weapon needed to save Jaz from demonic possession, Vayl suddenly loses his memory and believes it to be 1777. He thinks that Jaz is his housekeeper and Miles is his female ward which does not please either of them. They have to pretend to go along with it so they don't upset Vayl, while they watch him drink from humans and try to find Seers to help him locate his sons.
Oh FFS seriously? The series was back on track with two good books and then we go off on a pointless crap story again. We are back to the plot from book 3 with Vayl's obsession over his sons taking over everything and causing angst for Jaz. The author seemed determined to continually spoil the series by ruining Jaz and Vayl's relationship again. For the first half of the book Vayl is behaving badly and the others are pretending to be servants which is boring and frustrating. There was nothing of interest in that part of the story! Even the flashback scenes added nothing to the plot. Basically the plot stops moving until Vayl gets his memory back and then we finally get on with saving Jaz. So annoying!
There were a few good things which kept me from throwing the book out of the window. Bergman gets a woman at last and it is a very funny relationship! Yousef is just brilliant and I really loved the guy. Pity we can't have him instead of Cole...Finally Vayl gets his memory back and the plot resumes. The second half of the book is an improvement over the first but overall it wasn't a great addition to the series.
Read January 2015